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Eastern Region (also known as 'Austfirðir': "Eastfjords") is a region in eastern Iceland. Its area is 22,721 km² and its population (2007) is 15,300. The biggest town in the region is Egilsstaðir, with a population of 2,300. The oldest municipality is Seyðisfjörður, established in 1895, with a population of 706 in 2009. The only car and passenger ferry that sails between Iceland and the European continent calls at Seydisfjörður once a week in the summer months and intermittently the rest of the year.